11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Hofn
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
End: Reykjavik

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Skogar is known for nature, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Skogar day trip planner .

Reykjavik to Skogar is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October in Skogar, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon), Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, make a splash at Hofn Swimming Pool, take an in-depth tour of The Thorbergur center, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Hofn trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Skogar to Hofn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Sveinsstekksfoss
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hofn to Blaskogabyggd takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Blaskogabyggd are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Thermal Spas

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